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That’s a Wrap on Crane Week

Barn raising a 78' x 200' barn is no easy task. Our crew was at the job site in Goshen CT from sunrise to sunset all week proudly working for the brand. Their hard work paid off. From foundation at the beginning of the week to completely standing barn at the end of the week, the barn now stands tall on a hill as a testament to hard work, determination, and commitment.

Aerial view after crane week
Aerial view after crane week

A smooth and efficient crane week is no accident. Much thought and preparation is done ahead of time so no detail is overlooked.

Take the design of the trusses for example. Clear spanning 78' doesn’t just happen overnight. Our on-staff engineer, Everett W. Skinner IV, P.E., designed the trusses to his exact specifications, including snow load, and most importantly, wind resistance. Each truss is engineered for the highest strength plus efficiency. During crane week, Everett, in addition to swinging a hammer, makes sure the trusses are anchored to the wall panels securely and the bracing is done to code. In some of the pictures, you can see the “X” braces within the roof trusses. This must be done to ensure the strength and longevity of the huge roof. It’s actually a requirement that a structural engineer be on site for a job of this size. Lucky for us, and the customer, that Everett is on staff.

Hard hats off to everyone involved in crane week. Excellent job. And a special thank you to our customer for choosing The Barn Yard to design, engineer, and build. After a barn so big like this, one can’t help but wonder, what’s next for The Barn Yard & Great Country Garages?

Posted to Blog: Friday, October 18, 2013